All India Council for technical education which conducted surprise inspections at 40 private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu, has found that 20 institutes lacked required infrastructure and faculty strength.
The All India Council for Technical Education has decided not to allow the admissions in these 20 private engineering colleges for the current academic year.
During the current years approval process the AICTE conducted the surprise inspections at 40 private engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu. These colleges were chooses based on some specific complaints and also a court direction in a case of unapproved courses being offered by some institutions.
Inspections were also carried out in some colleges where sanctioned intake was reduced during the previous year.
It should be noted that 50% of the institutions where All India Council for technical education conducted inspection in the last couple of weeks were found wanting in infrastructure and faculty strength.
These 20 private engineering colleges are spread across the state.
Meanwhile AICTE source said that the Council has given the permission to seven new engineering colleges in Tamil Nadu from this academic year.
Apart from these many existing colleges have been given the permissions to increase the intake and start new branches of study.
The AICTE carried out the approval process of engineering colleges after the Supreme Court reinstated its powers over these institutions.